It was a bright beautiful, sunny day perfect to spend best practice action such as spring cleaning. Together-Razem Centre and a group of seniors "Coffee or Tea" operating under his auspices once again took part in the Irlish National Spring Clean, which takes place every year in April. National Spring Clean is a great social campaign, encourages all local communities to participate actively and take responsibility for litter, by actually conducting clean-ups in their own local environment.
National Spring Clean has been operated by An Taisce since 1999 in partnership with the Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government and Local Authorities. The campaign, is in its 17th year and works to mobilise global communities to clean up, fix up and conserve their local environments. By 17 years these numbers had risen to 519,000 people participating, including from 2013 also our community of Polish, represented by people associated with the Together-Razem Centre.
In fact, during the campaigns for last year (2015), an estimated 500 tonnes of litter was collected of which 35% was recycled. The effort and enthusiasm of the National Spring Clean volunteers has ensured the campaign's real triumph and success . More useful information can be found on www.nationalspringclean.org .
This year's cleanup took place around Earth Day on Saturday 23rd April 2016. Senior citizens group"Coffee or Tea"operating for years in the Together-Razem Centre and volunteers from the organization chose the beach at East Cork, and more specifically –Whitebay Beach, somewhat forgotten, somewhat distant to population centers and less popular, but very littered after storms and winter aggressive weather.
Congratulations to the brave participants, who collected 13 bags of rubbish and aroused great interest among local community. who would never expect to hear the Polish language, among people participated in beach cleanup. After cleaning White bay beach it came time to explore the beautiful beach scenery at low tide, and times of our meals.
By engaging in such actions, our compatriots clearly shows that they are an essential part of the Country in which they live, work, raise children or grandchildren. For many of them, Ireland has become a second home and they want to make it clean by supporting national actions.
We encourage all to the social activity, to participate in civil actions, because in this way we influence very effectively on the image of Poles and the Polish community in Ireland.
Together- Razem Centre, as an organization which a mission on a regular basis as to support and integration with special attention of active citizenship, to strengthen the role of Poles and migrants from Eastern Europe in Ireland. Coming soon other events to promote integration and worth. Follow us www.together-razem.org or www.facebook.com/together.razem
Together Razem Centre thanks to all participating in the action "Clean Up Together" and see